Paradise 鸟语花香, 2009
Ink on Paper, 70 x 137 cm
USD 9,600 – 13,700
About the artwork
Tong Zhengang follows the aesthetic rules of traditional painting, but at the same time his analysis and representations are based on his personal understanding. His brushwork manifests his experience and instinct, which is a reflection of the painting language and psychological state of the human being. Tong is not interested in the conventional artistic style; he rather selects the artistic devices from his own judgment and need. He does not handle concept and skill in a rational manner, but his sensation is dominant in his paintings due to the fact that rationality can lead to rigidity, but sensation can bring spontaneity, freedom and ingeniousness.
About the artist
Tong Zhengang was born in Xinjiang, China in 1959. He studied at the China PLA Art Academy and the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. His works were selected to be exhibited numerous times at the Moualot Lithoprint Factory and the Lithograph Museum in Paris. He also had solo exhibitions in the Barcelona Contemporary Museum of Art, Spain and in Hong Kong, and the American Embassy in Beijing.
Tong expresses his feelings and understanding of the value and meaning of everyday life by depicting the female in the appearance of portraits, or by placing females together with males in the same environment, so as to establish an interactive relationship between his personal view and the objective view of the male. In Tong's works there is the attainment of an ultimate goal of artistic creation: freedom from issues of harmony in aesthetics, the conversion of art directly into the spirit of human life, and from that into art. The purpose of Tong's works is to serve as criticism, in order to change of the inner mindsets of people.